What are the health benefits of accumulating 10,000 steps per day? How does this protect one from various cardio-metabolic diseases and conditions? Does accumulating this many steps protect everyone in the same way? Do you prescribe that everyone ‘walk’ the same way? Does it matter if you’re black or white (no Michael Jackson pun intended)? Studies in exercise testing and prescription seek to understand answers to these types of questions.
What does it actually mean to take 10,000 steps? What about posture? What about anterior pelvic tilt? What about excessive lumbar lordosis? Is it just enough to tell people to take 10,000 steps for good health, even if you fail to practice correct posture? Studies in biomechanics seek to understand answers to these types of questions.
How does the body make energy to take the first of 10,000 steps? For step 8,245, is the body still utilizing the same system to produce energy to take that step, as it did at step number 200? How does the cardiovascular system keep up, when going from step 1 to step 1,000, in less than 5 minutes? Studies in Exercise Physiology seek to understand answers to these types of questions.